Jacopo di Cione, St. Peter Resurrects the Son of Theophilus

1370-71
Tempera and gold on wood panel
Pinacoteca Vaticana, Rome

According to Golden Legend #44 (The Chair of Peter), St. Peter was imprisoned by the provost, Theophilus, for preaching the faith. St. Paul therefore set out to befriend Theophilus and told him Peter would be able to bring the provost's son back to life. The boy had been dead fourteen years. Theophilus had Paul bring Peter, who did indeed resurrect the boy. The provost and ten thousand Antiochians were subsequently converted and baptized.

In the panel Paul (with the pointy beard) stands behind Peter, who holds the famous keys in his left hand while his right blesses the resurrected boy. Theophilus stands at the other end of the sarcophagus.

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